Data Hiding Techniques in Windows OS. A Practical Approach by Nihad Ahmad Hassan

By Nihad Ahmad Hassan

In the electronic international, the necessity to shield on-line communications bring up because the know-how at the back of it evolves. there are numerous thoughts at the moment on hand to encrypt and safe our verbal exchange channels. information hiding innovations can take information confidentiality to a brand new point as we will be able to conceal our mystery messages in traditional, honest-looking facts documents.

Steganography is the technology of hiding facts. It has a number of categorizations, and every kind has its personal thoughts in hiding. Steganography has performed a necessary function in mystery communique in the course of wars because the sunrise of heritage. In contemporary days, few desktop clients effectively have the ability to take advantage of their home windows® computing device to hide their inner most information.

Businesses even have deep issues approximately misusing facts hiding suggestions. Many employers are surprised at how simply their priceless details can get out in their corporation partitions. in lots of felony situations a disgruntled worker could effectively scouse borrow corporation deepest information regardless of all safety features applied utilizing easy electronic hiding options.

Human correct activists who stay in international locations managed by way of oppressive regimes desire how one can smuggle their on-line communications with no attracting surveillance tracking platforms, continually experiment in/out web site visitors for fascinating key terms and different artifacts. a similar applies to newshounds and whistleblowers worldwide.

Computer forensic investigators, legislations enforcements officials, intelligence providers and IT safeguard execs want a advisor to inform them the place criminals can hide their information in home windows® OS & multimedia records and the way they could observe hid information quick and retrieve it in a forensic means.

Data Hiding strategies in home windows OS is a reaction to some of these matters. info hiding themes are typically approached in such a lot books utilizing an instructional technique, with lengthy math equations approximately how each one hiding approach set of rules works in the back of the scene, and are typically specific at those who paintings within the educational arenas. This ebook teaches professionals and finish clients alike how they could cover their info and realize the hidden ones utilizing a number of methods less than the main time-honored working approach in the world, Windows®.

This is your hands-on consultant to appreciate, discover and use today’s most well-liked recommendations in hiding and exploring hidden facts lower than home windows® machines, masking all home windows® models from XP until eventually home windows® 10. beginning with the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, and his easy cipher strategy to the surveillance courses deployed by means of NSA, to observe communique and on-line site visitors, this ebook will train you every little thing you want to comprehend to guard your electronic information utilizing steganographic & anonymity cryptographic options. Written in an easy type and requiring in basic terms uncomplicated wisdom of major home windows® features, innovations are provided in the way to simply enforce them without delay in your desktop.

  • A short historical past of steganography on the grounds that early inception to give day
  • Simple how you can cover your info with out utilizing any 3rd celebration instruments, and other ways to enquire and discover hidden data
  • Exploiting multimedia records to hide info utilizing textual content, photo, video and audio steganography
  • Exploiting home windows® NTFS dossier process to conceal your mystery data
  • A big range of encryption recommendations to guard your exclusive info and securing your on-line communications
  • Using cryptographic anonymity instruments to hide your identification online
  • Explaining how hidden info can be used to plant a malware and release refined assaults opposed to computing device systems
  • Methods to crack steganography and cryptography
  • A bankruptcy devoted to anti-forensic recommendations, detailing easy methods to disguise facts while utilizing a home windows® machine

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EXIF is a standard that specifies the formats for images and audio tags used by digital cameras (including mobile phone cameras), scanners, and other systems that can capture images. The EXIF standard was developed for the purpose of improving color reproduction of images when being printed. The first version of the EXIF format was created by the Japan Electronic Industry Development Association in 1995. There is also another type of metadata that allows users to insert their own information into images such as comments about the picture, credits, copyright info, captions, and anything the user may find necessary.

You can also add new tags from the Add New Tags tab (Fig. 41). When you are done adding/editing your image metadata fields, click OK and you are done. Everything you wrote inside these fields will be saved invisibly to your image. org/). Furthermore, we have an excellent photo editor/viewer called XnViewMP that is provided as freeware for private or educational use (including nonprofit organizations) at the time of writing this book. xnview. com/en/. Another way to view and modify image metadata in Windows® without using third-party tools is by right-clicking the image and selecting Properties, and then selecting the Details tab (Fig.

26). In reverse, to see hidden text inside your MS Word® document you need to select all contents by pressing CRTL+A, then press CTRL+D and uncheck the Hidden option. Another way to see the hidden text is by clicking show hidden text and other marks in the Home tab (applicable to all newer versions of MS Office® like MS Word® 2007, 2010, and 2013). This will reveal all hidden text and other paragraph marks in the entire document (Fig. 27). Hidden Data Within Document Attributes (Metadata) There is a smart way to hide confidential information inside MS Office® documents: using the document attributes, also known as metadata, as a hiding container.

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